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Stephen Breyer

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  • Clock is ticking on California's lethal injection question

    Clock is ticking on California's lethal injection question
    One of the silver linings of Monday's Supreme Court ruling in Glossip vs. Gross, which upheld Oklahoma's objectionable three-drug execution protocol, was a compelling dissent by Justice Stephen G. Breyer arguing that it is "highly likely that the death...
  • Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open

    The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them. The justices voted 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new...
  • Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

    Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is...
  • Court's ruling highlights death penalty issue

    Court's ruling highlights death penalty issue
    While the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the legality of a drug used in lethal injections, the pace of executions in Indiana has slowed. Indiana, one of 31 states with the death penalty, has not executed an inmate since 2009. Indiana law calls for the...
  • Supreme Court dissenters signal historic challenge to death penalty

    Supreme Court dissenters signal historic challenge to death penalty
    The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for Oklahoma to continue using a lethal drug cocktail for executions, but, in a surprising dissent, two liberal justices opened the door to what could become a historic challenge to the death penalty itself. By a...
  • Supreme Court upholds use of drug implicated in botched executions

    Supreme Court upholds use of drug implicated in botched executions
    Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is...
  • Florida's lethal-injection drug gets Supreme Court nod

    Florida's lethal-injection drug gets Supreme Court nod
    The Supreme Court's decision Monday to uphold the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions will have ramifications for the 395 people on Florida's death row as well as on the upcoming execution of a man who killed four family members...
  • Put the death penalty on trial

    The following editorial appeared in The Charlotte Observer on Tuesday, June 30: Having issued landmark rulings on gay marriage and the Affordable Care Act last week, the Supreme Court on Monday tackled another complex legal and social question: the...
  • Some Supreme Court justices' views on death penalty change

    Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared for the first time Monday that they believe it is "highly likely" that the death penalty is unconstitutional. In doing so, they joined three other justices over the years who came...
  • Supreme Court upholds use of death penalty drug

    WASHINGTON A bitterly divided Supreme Court on Monday upheld a drug combination used by Oklahoma to execute death row inmates. In the most closely watched capital punishment case of the court's term, and one that provoked strong feelings from both sides,...
  • High court finds gay couples have fundamental right to marry

    Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden. "No longer may this...